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Professional Commentary
22 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Jon Ellingson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana argues that many of Montana's state statutes are unconstitutional, especially those which confer particular rights and responsibilities upon only heterosexual spouses while simultaneously denying same-sex couples of the same rights and responsibilities...The politics of Montana present unique … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2012
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Montana Supreme Court [official website] on Monday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit seeking legal status for same-sex relationships. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] originally filed suit [JURIST report] in July 2010 on behalf of six same-sex couples alleging that state … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Gabriel Rodriguez-Rico, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, discusses the ramifications of conversion therapy on LGBT youth and examines the recent passage of legislation banning the practice in California...On September 29, California became the first state in the US to ban professional psychological conversion … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Shannon Gilreath of Wake Forest University School of Law says that the current litigation strategy seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples only tinkers around the edges of heteronormative institutions when it should be seeking separate institutions that reject these gender role-dominated institutions...JURIST recently reported that the American … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2011
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Monday filed a brief [text, PDF] in its appeal [JURIST report] to the Montana Supreme Court [official website] arguing that denying partnership benefits to same-sex couples violates the Montana state constitution [text, PDF]. The ACLU opined that a district judge's … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Sep 2011

Betsy Griffing, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, argues that despite a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Montana, the equal protection guarantees of the state constitution and Montana Supreme Court precedent require the recognition of same-sex couples short of marriage...In Donaldson and Guggenheim v. Montana, … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] appealed [press release] a case over same-sex domestic partnerships Thursday to the the Montana Supreme Court [official website], arguing that denying partnership rights to same-sex couples violates the state constitution [text, PDF]. The ACLU filed a notice of appeal [text, PDF] … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] A Montana judge has dismissed a lawsuit [judgment, PDF] that had called for the state to provide legal status to same-sex relationships. The lawsuit, filed in July [JURIST report] by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] in Montana's First Judicial District Court [official website] on behalf of … [read more]


Legal News
25 Oct 2005
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] A Delaware Chancery Court [official website] judge on Tuesday warned that corporate directors may face US government regulation of executive pay unless they control soaring salaries and payoffs. Judge William Chandler [state court profile], who ruled [JURIST report] in August that Disney’s directors acted properly in paying $140 million … [read more]


Legal News
12 Sep 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Monday's corporations and securities law news, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) [official website] has announced that it has entered into a consent order with Freddie Mac [corporate website] over the company's multi-billion dollar accounting scandal [Forbes report]. The OFHEO, which maintains government oversight of Freddie … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Wednesday's corporation and securities law news, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has suspended controversial corporate governance rules for mutual funds promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The suspension will last until a lawsuit brought by the US Chamber of Commerce [advocacy … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Friday's corporations and securities news, the White House Friday formally filed papers with the Senate for the nomination of Congressman Christopher Cox [official profile] as new Chairman of the SEC. Cox, a Republican from California, was informally tabbed [JURIST report] early last month. The filing follows former SEC … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Thursday's corporations and securities law news, as expected, SEC Chairman William Donaldson [official profile] officially stepped down today, having announced his resignation earlier this month [JURIST report]. Donaldson steered the regulatory agency for the last two-plus years through an era of intense activity and litigation. President Bush has … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, on the day before SEC Chairman William Donaldson [Wikipedia profile] steps down, the Commission has voted 3-2 to keep a rule forcing mutual funds to be overseen by an independent chairman. The vote was a result of a federal appeals court ruling … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, the SEC [official website] has announced that its five-member panel will vote again on a controversial rule requiring mutual funds to be overseen by independent chairmen. The announcement comes after a federal appeals court ruled that the SEC had not adequately investigated … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In a White House ceremony, President Bush has formally nominated Rep. Christopher Cox [official profile] of California to succeed William Donaldson as SEC Chairman. Cox now awaits Senate confirmation, a process he withdrew from when in line for appointment to the US Court of Appeals after the Democrats gained … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] US business leaders Thursday debated possible new directions for the Securities and Exchange Commission [officail website]following Wednesday's announcement by current SEC Chairman William Donaldson [JURIST report] that he would be stepping down June 30. Donaldson led the drive to toughen corporate regulations and penalties in the wake of the … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] AP is reporting that President Bush intends to nominate Congressman Christopher Cox (R-CA) [official website; profile] as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to Republican officials. Current SEC Chairman William Donaldson announced earlier Wednesday that he would be stepping down effective June 30 [JURIST report]. … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Bloomberg is reporting that US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson [official profile] is stepping down on June 30.3:15 PM ET - The SEC has posted a press release detailing the departure of Donaldson later this month. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] Leading Thursday's corporations and securities brief, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) [corporate website] announced it will merge with rival Archipelago Holdings Inc. [corporate website] in a move which transforms the NYSE into a for-profit, publicly traded company. The NYSE, known for its busy trading floor, takes on all-electronic … [read more]

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